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What to Expect

Some people find it a bit scary to make and attend their first therapy appointment because they don’t know what to expect.  You can generally expect therapy to be a supportive and healing experience.  While there may be times when you choose to explore difficult areas, this will be a collaborative decision between yourself and Dr. Giurelli. 


Individual psychotherapy is a partnership between an individual and a professional trained to help people understand their feelings.  Therapists assist clients with changing their thoughts and behavior to create a happier life for themselves.  


There are many different methods that Dr. Giurelli  may use to deal with the problems that you hope to address.  Psychotherapy is not like a medical doctor visit.  Instead, it calls for an active effort on your part.  This means that you will get the most out of therapy if you take the techniques and insights that you learn in therapy and use them in your day-to-day life.   This happens in different ways for different people. Some people experience positive changes quickly and others require a longer course of therapy to see the benefits.  While everyone's experience will be different, you can expect to be treated with respect and kindness throughout the therapy.


You may contact Dr. Giurelli at 860-918-0960.

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